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The Synopsis

“She was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage.”

The year is 1943. Life for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen is a lot different from yours and mine.

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Number the Stars | WWII

Support and love and acquiescence are all so muddled in the human experience that I wonder sometimes if we don’t mistake love and support for agreement. 420 more words

Read The World

Green Glass and Grown-Ups

I’ve worked in bookstores off and on, mostly on, for a number of years, and, in case you hadn’t guessed, I gravitate towards the children’s section. 1,050 more words


Oldie but goodie! Number The Stars review

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. I knew I would because I read the Giver by Lois as well and liked her writing style very much. 278 more words


Cailin Reads: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I occasionally veer off into young adult fiction, usually because my daughter is reading something she thinks I would enjoy or would like to have someone with whom she can discuss the book. 323 more words

Reading Journal

Small Things

It had been fifteen years since I last read Number the Stars when I picked it up at the library this weekend. A little bit has changed in that time. 911 more words


Genesis 15

Genesis 15:5-6

“And he brought him outside and said, ‘look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.’ Then he said to him, ‘so shall your offspring be.’ And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” 170 more words